How it works //
In response to the physical limitations of Arduino and Raspberry Pi hardware, we developed ndur – an interactive case with great, big objectives.
The Arduino microcontroller and Raspberry Pi microcomputer have general input and output pins used to interact on a hardware level with a program. To make easy use of hardware functions using the devices’ I/O pins, users need sensor implements like ndur buttons to help provide control.
The ndur case for Arduino and Raspberry Pi provides basic interactive functions simply and quickly via a durable design that promotes clean wiring, and a row of pre-wired, LED-backlit buttons. The ndur case includes pin headers and a short ribbon cable to provide a ready connection between the onboard buttons and the microdevice I/O pins, allowing immediate interactivity and relieving extra circuit-building work to the benefit of new users and educators.
The ndur buttons are momentary switch buttons; for each function, users load a code snippet provided by Ventur Inc. on our online platform. Neither device holds an OS upon arrival – a benefit of today’s microdevices – teaching users the process of building and interacting with a microcomputing device via an open, inviting platform.
On the Ventur Inc. team //
Ventur Inc. is a Seattle-based team of designers, engineers, thinkers and doers. We want computer science to be as accessible as possible, and our bounds of possibility span curious minds aged 8 to 108.